Deepak Giri accuses traffic police of betraying

Nepali Comedian Deepak Raj Giri (File Photo)

KATHMANDU: Comedian Deepak Raj Giri has accused Nepal Traffic Police of exploiting his labor and not fulfilling their commitment. Giri issued a press release on Monday and claimed that the Traffic Police did not oblige by its promise of returning his license back even though he had participated in an one-hour traffic awareness program for the the department.

Giri’s license was ceased by the Metropolitan Traffic Police for driving under influence (MaPaSe)and the then Traffic Police DIG Upendra Kant Aryal had pledged discount Giri of the one-hour correction program of the department if Giri participated in their awareness program, Giri said in the press release.

Giri said that though he has already fulfilled his promised the Traffic Police department denied to return his license after DIG Kant was replaced by DIG Keshav Adhikari.

He said that the traffic police has been denying to cooperate with him for cheap popularity and expressed grief that the apex body of the Traffic police department could not keep their promise.

Stating that it was against his fundamental rights to pay double penalty for a single offense, Giri said that he won’t attend the one-hour correction program, as he has already volunteered for the traffic police in its stead.